Psychological Science Agenda
SCIENCE BRIEFSLisa M. Savage, PhD
Changing the type of cognitive information an animal can use to solve a task, by manipulating task variables, can recruit different brain regions-demonstrating behavioral and neural plasticity.
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR'S COLUMN
SCIENCE PUBLIC POLICY NEWS
- Abu Ghraib: Informing Congress About the Science
"How can Psychological Research in Military Contexts Help us Prevent Another Abu Ghraib?" highlighted the study of organizations, and the military in particular.
By Heather O'Beirne Kelly
- "Funny Feelings" Focus of Department of Justice Workshop
While a few of the scientists were quite skeptical that the phenomenon of intuition existed (even if it could be relabeled as "complex pattern recognition"), most agreed it was worth examining further.
By Geoff Mumford
ALSO IN THIS ISSUE
- Research at NIMH: Looking Ahead
Exploring how brain, behavior, and experience interact, we believe, will lead to the discoveries fundamental for understanding and successfully intervening in mental disorders.
By Thomas Insel
- Human Research Protection Programs Accreditation and Oversight – Can it Help With Your IRB?
AAHRPP is an organization, founded in 2001, whose mission is to offer a voluntary accreditation program for institutions responsible for overseeing research involving human participants.
By Marjorie A. Speers, PhD
- An Update from the Board of Scientific Affairs (BSA)
BSA and the Science Directorate are beginning a dialog at several levels - with division leaders, department chairs, university administrators, other psychological science organizations, and individual scientists at all levels of seniority.
By Suzanne Bennett Johnson, PhD
- Goldstone and Suzuki Win 2004 Troland Research Awards
Funds are used by the recipient to support his or her research within the broad spectrum of experimental psychology, including the topics of sensation, perception, motivation, emotion, learning, memory, cognition, language, and action.
By Amena Hassan
- July 2004 Announcements
Science Directorate 2004 APA Convention Programs; 2004 APA Meritorious Research Service Commendations Awarded; Kathleen McDermott Wins $25,000 F.J. McGuigan Young Investigator Award; APA Advanced Training Institutes: In What Areas Would You Like to be Trained?; NAS Award for Scientific Reviewing, Accepting Nominations; APF Offers Three $20,000 Graduate Scholarships in Child Psychology; Funding Available to Study LGB Family Psychology
Science Policy Insider News (SPIN)
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